Do you know someone who has made a significant difference in gifted education in the state of Alabama? The Alabama Association for Gifted Children is pleased to announce the Awards of Excellence to honor individuals who have made a difference in the life of a gifted student and/or in gifted education in the school, community, or state. These awards will be presented during the AAGC Annual Conference on Friday, September23, 2016.
The categories are:
Gifted Specialist Award
*Outstanding Administrator Award
*Outstanding Gifted Coordinator Award
*Outstanding General Education Teacher Award
*Award for Lifetime Achievement in Gifted Education (dedicating 20 years or more to Gifted Education)
*Outstanding Community Member Award
*Outstanding Gifted Student Award
Completed nomination form with letters of support must be submitted together as ONE email and must not exceed 8 pages. Multiple emails with separate letters of support for the same nominee will not be accepted.
Submit completed forms to: Debbie Dumais firstname.lastname@example.org with "AAGC Awards" in the subject line of the email by 11:59PM on TBD 2017.
Complete the nomination form and additional information - click the link below:
Download the grant application: AAGC Grant 2016 Application
Have a project you have wanted to do with students but couldn’t due to funding? The Alabama Association for Gifted Children is pleased to offer grants up to $500 each. Don’t have a project? This grant may also be used for speaker fees and/or field experiences, but will not cover the cost of food. However, the grant must be part of a concept-based curriculum unit. Mini-grants will be awarded at the AAGC annual conference on Friday, September 23, 2016.
Submit grant applications by 11:59PM on TBD 2017 to: Debbie Dumais at email@example.com with "AAGC Mini-Grant" in the subject line of the email.
Complete the application found at the end of this newsletter or at the AAGC website http:www.alabama gifted.org
Complete the application:AAGC Mini-Grant Application
AAGC Student Video Contest
Challenge your students with a video contest. Students must create a video that is two minutes or less and promotes the 2016 conference theme of "Gifted from All Angles". Within the video, the student must explain what it means to be gifted, why and how gifted education is from all angles, and how it has made a difference in the student’s life. The continued running theme is the importance of gifted education and the need for funding in Alabama so that ALL gifted students receive direct gifted services in their districts.
Each gifted teacher must submit only one entry per category. Therefore, if you have ten students who want to submit a video for the Individual 3rd Grade bracket, you will need to hold a contest to select only ONE entry of ONE individual student for that bracket. Also, the Whole class bracket will include the video of the whole class and not small groups.
Additional requirements are:
Individual only or Whole class.
*Contest is open to all gifted students grades 3 through 12.
*Students must be in the state of Alabama.
*Gifted teacher must be a member of AAGC.
*All winners will have their products posted on the AAGC website.
*By submitting your video for consideration in the Contest, you grant AAGC a royalty-free and irrevocable right to reproduce, publish, display, broad cast, stream or otherwise use your product in whole or part, in any media including the Internet.
*There are no fees associated with the contest.
*Submit an email with the link to the video and scanned copies of the consent forms to: Debbie Dumais at firstname.lastname@example.org with "AAGC Individual Video" or "AAGC Whole Class Video" in the subject line of the email by 11:59PM on TBD 2017
Complete the form at the end of this newsletter or at the AAGC website http:www.alabamagifted.org
Complete the form:AAGC Student Video Form